Amplifying Women's Voices for Climate Change

Amplifying Women's Voices for Climate Change

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A panel discussion as part of our International Women's Day and British Science Week programme of events.

Are women’s voices heard in the climate change debate?

Are we sleepwalking into an era where the climate change agenda is led by male voices and leaders? 

Our panel discussed these questions and offered ideas on how women’s voices from research, to business to local communities can be amplified in the climate emergency arena.

Watch the event here.


Professor Beth Scott

Beth Scott is a Professor in Marine Ecology at the University of Aberdeen.  She conducts multi-disciplinary research using her expertise in marine ecology (oceanography, seabird and fisheries sciences). Recently her research portfolio has been focused on the understanding of the effects of marine renewable energy systems on multi-trophic interactions. Her research team is developing methods for an ecosystem-based Marine Spatial Planning decision-support system to better incorporate ecosystem services and climate change knowledge into effective policies.   She is currently a Co-Director for the EPSRC Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Supergen Hub and a member of the Scottish Government Offshore Renewables Research (ScotMER) group and part of the European Marine Board Working Group on Marine Renewable Energy.

Panel Members

Dr Shamima Haque

A senior lecturer of Accounting at the Business School of University of Aberdeen, UK. Previously, she held a position as a lecturer in Accountancy at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Her main research interests are in carbon accounting, human rights, and labour rights. Her research has been published in a range of journals, including, but not limited to, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Forum, Financial accountability and Management, and Gender, Work & Organization.

Dr Daria Shapovalova

A lecturer in energy law and the Co-Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law. Daria is the Champion of the Oil and Gas in Transition theme at the Aberdeen Centre for Energy Transition. She obtained her PhD at Aberdeen, after completing legal education in Ukraine and the Netherlands. Her main research interests are in the role of law in regulating upstream and downstream energy sectors with a focus on environmental protection and human rights. Daria has published extensively on the environmental regulation of oil and gas industry, climate law, and human rights. She served as an observer on behalf of the University at COP26.

Pamela Lomoro, Net Zero technology Centre

Pamela Lomoro is a project manager at the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), supporting NZTC National Centres of Excellence in delivering industry-led academic solutions to accelerate the transition to an affordable net-zero energy future. Pamela joined the NZTC from the International Stress Engineering Centre (I-SEC), a collaborative academic and industry-led centre of excellence proposition based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council in Oxfordshire, where she managed the strategic development of the centre proposition and facilitated cross-sector structural integrity research programmes. Prior to that role she worked in the oil and gas industry as a senior subsea materials engineer. She holds an undergraduate degree in materials engineering, a master’s degree in engineering applications of lasers and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Liverpool and Leeds Universities respectively.

Dr Ana Payo-payo, University of Aberdeen

Ana is an academic fellow at the School of Biological Sciences where I work at the interface of animal ecology, modeling and social sciences.  With students and colleagues, we focus on questions in ecology and conservation biology dealing with the impact of climate change and human activities on spatial and temporal dynamics and species management and conservation.

Ana has also been part of the ground-breaking, global leadership initiative 'Homeward Bound'.

Alison Stuart, Aberdeen Climate Action

Alison qualified as a solicitor before becoming a lecturer in law. She has always been passionate about human rights, nature and equality but had a pivotal moment in 2014 when she realised that climate change was the most pressing issue facing the world. She co-created Aberdeen Climate Action in 2014 and, since 2016, has ran it, building it and community climate action up in the North East of Scotland. In 2021, Alison was invited by the Scottish Government to set up 1 of 2 regional community climate action hub pilot schemes in Scotland. In November 2021, Alison set up North East Scotland Climate Action Network (NESCAN) Hub. Alison is a member of Aberdeen City Council’s Net Zero Delivery Unit and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences, events and on television and radio on climate action, a just transition and involving the community in getting to net zero. 


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